Beating holiday stress

As the holiday season begins it can bring with it additional stress. Our desire to make everything perfect, to do it all, to be it all. The pressures of fitting so many extra events into our schedules, the gift shopping, the baking and decorating. All of this building up to the actual holiday can leave Continue Reading

Is Intuition the highest form of intelligence?

In the world today we have more access to information than any other time.  Day after day we are bombarded with marketing, memes, and entertainment telling us how to live a happier life. And yet we seeing the highest rates of unhappiness and stress recorded in modern history.  There are more people today facing stress-related Continue Reading

“Burn the ships” a lesson about not giving up on yourself

Have you ever heard the expression “burn the boats”? It comes from 1519 during the Spanish conquest of Mexico, when Hernán Cortés the Spanish commander, scuttled his ships so that his men would have to conquer or die. Basically, he created a point of no return for himself and his men. What is the lesson Continue Reading

Cultivating and Honoring your Inner Strength

Tips to awaken, recognize, nourish, cultivate and honor Your Inner Strength that will leave you feeling grounded, supported and able to accomplish anything. Have you ever noticed that no matter what you just learned the moment you are complete there is a sense of what’s next? A consistent push to be better, know more, to Continue Reading

We can be heroes just for one day

One of my favorite songs is by the great David Bowie, “We can be heroes just for one day”. The words just speak to me! Okay, let’s be honest this could be because I’m a child of the 70s. Definitely could be that I found my way in life through the music of the 70s Continue Reading

Please don’t have a nice day

I first heard these words lying in bed in a hostel in Vancouver moments ago on this quiet Monday evening. A day out of my normal routine in our home in Alberta, today began with a moment with a stranger who became a friend in the few days that we had together as roommates. An Continue Reading

What I’m thankful for on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for the family we love, the friends we cherish, what we have and for the blessings that will come. As I reflected this week I found myself overwhelmed with so many reasons to be grateful. In celebration, I wanted to share what’s most important to me. My family Continue Reading

Why I’m not taking a vacation from my wellness

I used to be the “taking a vacation from my wellness” kind of girl. I thought that vacations were about doing what I want when I want. A break from my everyday life, responsibilities and goals. Just a nice time relaxing, yummy food, a good book, time with my family and sleeping in. And while that is Continue Reading

5 Ways Executive Coaching Can Reduce Your Stress

Stress is a now common part of everyday lives. According to Statistics Canada “Stress is a common aspect of life and can have negative consequences for health.  These consequences include direct impacts on mental health and the onset and progression of physical illness1,2. In addition, stress may also influence health indirectly through health behaviours such Continue Reading

The one true teacher lives in the center of your heart

Have you ever had one of those moments where you realized that you had the answer all along? Over the past few years I’ve learned this lesson over and over. And let’s be honest, it was there before but I chose to be blind to it. What’s the lesson? I am my own best teacher! Continue Reading